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Performer: Mendelssohn
Genre: Classical music
Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Country: Germany
Released: 2007
Style: Romantic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1931 mb
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Rating: 4.4
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At two separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream (in German Ein Sommernachtstraum). First in 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). Later, in 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream. This 1994 recording of most of Mendelssohn's incidental music from Ein Sommernachtstraum coupled with his Fingal's Cave Overture was one of Philippe Herreweghe's first with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, one of the first French romantic period instrument orchestras, and it was almost but not quite a success.

Performed here on period instruments by the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, the overture and incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream shines as never before, with a glorious lightness of timbre and spirit. The disc concludes with the powerful and atmospheric Herbrides Overture. This unusually full version of Mendelssohn's Shakespeare score -only music inseparable from the spoken word is omitted is - a delight.

Album · 2005 · 14 Songs. Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", O. 1. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Riccardo Chailly. Lobgesang" in B flat major, O. 2.

Description: Herreweghe does a brilliant job of capturing not only the sound but the spirit of Mendelssohn's musical evocation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Period instruments confer a real advantage here-with ethereal, pure-toned flutes, soft strings, and the piercing glint of narrow-bore brass, Mendelssohn's scoring comes alive. Herreweghe's interpretation is wonderfully alert, charged with energy yet sensitive to the score's gentle, Romantic expressiveness. Superb sound and informative notes make this 1994 disc an offering not to be missed

Mendelssohn: Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer's Night Dream), 4m 59sec. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo. Chat About A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Philippe Herreweghe and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées.

Tracklist

Ein Sommernachtstraum
1 Ouvertüre. Allegro Di Molto 12:23
2 Scherzo. Allegro Vivace 4:57
3 Elfenmarsch / Marche Des Elfs. Allegro Vivace 1:21
4 Lied Mit Chor "Bunte Schlegen, Zweigezüngt!". Allegro Ma Non Troppo 4:09
5 Intermezzo. Allegro Appassionato 3:27
6 Notturno. Con Moto Traquillo 5:29
7 Hochzeitsmarsch / Marche Nuptiale. Allegro Vivace 4:40
8 Fanfare. Allegro Comodo 0:24
9 Marcia Funebre. Andante Comodo 1:16
10 Ein Tanz Von Rüppeln / Danse Bergamasque. Allegro Di Molto 1:42
11 Finele "Bei Des Feuers Mattem Flimmern". Allegro Di Molto. 4:44
Ouvertüre "Die Hebriden Oder Die Fingalshöhle" Op.26
12 Allegro Moderato - Animato 10:00

Credits

  • Choir – Collegium Vocale Gent*, Chœur De La Chapelle Royale*
  • Composed By – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Conductor – Philippe Herreweghe
  • Liner Notes – Ralf Wehner
  • Liner Notes [English Translation] – Derek Yeld
  • Liner Notes [French Translation] – Fritz Bresch
  • Orchestra – Orchestre Des Champs-Elysées*
  • Producer [Artistic Director], Recorded By – Jean-Martial Golaz
  • Soprano Vocals – Delphine Collot, Sandrine Piau

Notes

Total Time 55:17
Recorded in February 1994
Cover: Johann Heinrich Füssli, Le Réveil de Titania (detail), Winterthur, Kunstmuseum
℗ 1994, 2007 harmonia mundi s.a.

Issued with a catalogue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC7045

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HMX 2901502 Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe - A Midsummer Night's Dream ‎(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi HMX 2901502 Germany 1994
HMC 901502 Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe - Songe D'une Nuit D'eté / A Midsummer Night's Dream / Ein Sommernachstraum ‎(CD, Album, RE) Harmonia Mundi France HMC 901502 Europe 2001
HMG 501502 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Philippe Herreweghe Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Philippe Herreweghe - A Midsummer Night's Dream ‎(CD, Album, RE) Harmonia Mundi HMG 501502 2012
HMC 901502 Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe Mendelssohn* / Philippe Herreweghe - A Midsummer Night's Dream ‎(CD, Album, RP) Harmonia Mundi HMC 901502 Germany 2001
HMC 901502 Mendelssohn* – Sandrine Piau, Delphine Collot, Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestre Des Champs Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe Mendelssohn* – Sandrine Piau, Delphine Collot, Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestre Des Champs Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe - Ein Sommernachtstraum = A Midsummer Night's Dream ‎(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi France, Harmonia Mundi HMC 901502 Europe 1994
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